The Class of 2013 All-American Team from 247Sports features the nation’s top overall prospect, defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, the Defensive Player of the Year who made his debut in the Top247 with a franchise rating of 103.
Robert Nkemdiche is the nation's No. 1 prospect for the 2013 class and 247Sports Defensive Player of the Year.
Quarterback Max Browne is the Offensive Player of the Year. The tall passer threw for more than 4,000 yards during his junior season and is currently rated as the top quarterback prospect in the country for the 2013 class by 247Sports.
The All-American team, which is selected based not only on prospect upside (which is what guides the 247Sports rankings), but on-field production during the 2011 season, features five prospects from the state of Georgia. It’s an unprecedented year for talent in the Peach State during the next cycle. There are also three selections from Florida, and two each from Illinois, North Carolina and Virginia. Alabama, California, Delaware, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Washington have one selection each.
Only five of the 10 prospects currently rated as five stars by 247Sports were selected for the team, again underscoring the difference between the All-American team and the prospect rankings.
Max Browne, Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline
The nation’s top junior quarterback prospect has picked up where former Skyline quarterback Jake Heaps left off leading the Spartans to a 23-5 record over the last two seasons and a state championship in 2011. Browne completed 70 percent of his passes for over 4,000 yards and 45 touchdowns and threw just seven interceptions. Recruiting buzz: Has early offers from Cal, Washington, Wisconsin, Clemson and Utah
Tyren Jones, Marietta (Ga.) Walton
Running back Tyren Jones ran for 2.375 yards and scored 45 touchdowns for Marietta (Ga.) Walton his junior season.
Perhaps no offensive prospect in the state of Georgia had a bigger coming out party this season than Jones. The four-star all-purpose back ran for 2,375 yards and scored 45 touchdowns propelling Walton to a 14-1 record and Class 5A state title game appearance. Recruiting buzz: Early offers from Clemson, Georgia, Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt
Ty Isaac, Joliet (Ill.) Catholic
Isaac had a huge year for Joliet Catholic, rushing for 2,629 yards and scoring 49 all-purpose touchdowns. The four-star prospect saved his best performance for the 5A state championship game, running for a record 515 yards and six touchdowns. Recruiting buzz: Has more than 15 offers including Michigan, Notre Dame, Illinois
James Quick, Louisville (Ky.) Trinity
Quick is the top prospect in a Trinity program that ended the season as one of the best high school teams in the country. The four-star speedster had an outstanding year for the Shamrocks, recording 82 catches for 1,434 yards and 21 touchdowns. Recruiting buzz: Quick is approaching double digit offers. Alabama, Michigan, Louisville, Kentucky and Notre Dame are among the early suitors.
MarQuez North, Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek
North played a big role in Mallard Creek’s 13-1 record in his first year with the program. The big wideout accounted for over 1,000 yards and 19 touchdowns on just 39 receptions. He also ran for over 400 yards and four touchdowns in addition to scoring four touchdowns on returns. Recruiting buzz: Clemson, Ohio State, Duke and North Carolina all have offered early.
Adam Breneman could be the country's top tight end prospect in 2013 and was a selection for 247Sports All-American Team for the Class of 2013.
Adam Breneman, Camp Hill (Pa.) Cedar Cliff
Breneman, who may be the best tight end prospect in the nation regardless of class, backed up his lofty status with 72 catches for 1,220 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. Recruiting buzz: Breneman has close to 30 offers. Watch out for Penn State here. He’s a lifelong Nittany Lions fan and attends the same high school as former PSU tight end Kyle Brady.
Laremy Tunsil, Lake City (Fla.) Columbia
Tunsil, who ranks as the top junior offensive lineman and third prospect overall, was named first team all-state in Class 6A by the Associated Press. Recruiting buzz: Tunsil has offers from most of the major schools across the country, including Florida, Florida State and Miami (Fla.) in-state.
Steven Elmer, Midland (Mich.)
The nation’s second best 2013 offensive tackle prospect was named to the 2011 Detroit Free Press All-Class All-State Dream Team. Elmer was also named to the Saginaw Valley League First Team All-Conference in 2011. Recruiting Buzz: Committed to Notre Dame
Jake Raulerson is a 247Sports All-American for the Class of 2013 and is going to be one of the top prospects in the state of Texas for the next recruiting cycle.
Tyrone Crowder, Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond Senior
The nation’s second-ranked offensive guard in the 2013 cycle was a monster in the run game for Richmond, en route to earning honorable mention all-state honors. Recruiting buzz: Crowder is originally from South Carolina and Clemson and the Gamecocks join many of the other schools that recruit the Carolinas in offering.
Ethan Pocic, Lemont (Ill.) Lemont Township
Pocic was named to the Chicago Tribune’s all-state team as a junior, paving the way for a rushing game that totaled over 2,800 yards. Recruiting buzz: Pocic is close to 20 offers with Notre Dame and Wisconsin in good shape early.
Jake Raulerson, Celina (Texas)
Raulerson was second team all-state selection in Class 3A by the Associated Press. Recruiting buzz: Raulerson has more than 25 total offers. Texas could emerge as the team to beat in the near future.
Robert Nkemdiche, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson
USC commit Kenny Bigelow has been on the recruiting radar for well more than a year and is a 247Sports All-American after posting 15 sacks during his junior year.
The nation’s top prospect, regardless of class, lived up to the billing in 2011, leading Grayson to a perfect record and 5A state championship. Nkemdiche finished the year with 36 tackles for a loss and 18 sacks while also running for 528 yards and 17 touchdowns. Recruiting buzz: Alabama and LSU are the early leaders.
Jonathan Allen, Ashburn (Va.) Stone Bridge
The rangy edge rusher continued to star for one of Virginia’s stronger programs, tallying 102 tackles, 15 sacks, and seven blocked kicks. Recruiting buzz: Allen has offers from most of the top East Coast programs, including Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Dee Liner, Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
Alabama’s top-rated 2013 prospect followed a very productive sophomore season with an even better junior campaign, recording 83 tackles, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. Recruiting buzz: Committed to Auburn
Kenny Bigelow, Bear (Del.) Red Lion Christian Academy
Bigelow, who ranks as the nation’s 11th-best 2013 prospect, totaled 15 sacks from his defensive tackle position. More impressively, he did so while playing a difficult schedule that featured teams from five different states. Recruiting buzz: Committed to USC
Linebacker Su'a Cravens was the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year in 2011 and had nearly 100 tackles. He's a 247Sports All-American for the Class of 2013.
Reuben Foster, LaGrange (Ga.) Troup County
The nation’s second-best junior prospect continued to dominate the competition in West Georgia, totaling 185 tackles, 32 tackles for a loss, and 18 sacks from his middle linebacker position. Recruiting buzz: Committed to Alabama
Su’a Cravens, Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta
The Los Angeles Times’ player of the year starred on both sides of the ball for the CIF Inland Division champions. On offense, Cravens rushed for 673 yards and 15 touchdowns adding four receiving touchdowns. The four-star safety/linebacker had 96 tackles, 11 sacks, and three interceptions on defense. Recruiting buzz: Cravens has offers from most of the country’s top programs. Oklahoma and USC are in good shape early.
E.J. Levenberry, Woodbridge (Va.) Hylton
The nation’s number two 2013 inside linebacker had a big first year at Hylton after transferring from Dematha. Levenberry finished the season with 151 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions, and eight forced fumbles for the 11-1 Bulldawgs. Recruiting buzz: Levenberry is approaching double-digit offers with Michigan and Ohio State jumping in recently. Florida State is a player early.
Cornelius Elder, Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth
Safety Marcell Harris, a 247Sports All-American, is an excellent blend of size and instincts. He's a do-it-all player that had five blocked kicks to go with nearly 100 tackles and three interceptions during the 2011 season.
The state of Tennessee’s top junior rushed for over 2,000 yards and 22 touchdowns on 205 carries, while picking off five passes as a safety. Recruiting buzz: Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and North Carolina are among Elder’s early offers.
Will Likely, Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central
Likely accomplished the rare feat of being named Florida’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior. The four-star prospect accounted for 1,175 yards and 20 touchdowns, while also picking off five passes for 12-1 Glades Central. Recruiting buzz: Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Miami (Fla.) and others are showing early interest.
Antonio Conner, Batesville (Miss.) South Panola
Conner showed why he’s next in line at Mississippi’s most heralded high school program rushing for 1,472 yards and 22 touchdowns while recording 23 tackles, two interceptions, and two touchdowns on returns. Recruiting buzz: Most of the SEC, including LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, has offered Conner.
Marcell Harris, Groveland (Fla.) South Lake
Harris was all over the field for South Lake as a junior, racking up 92 tackles, three interceptions, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and five blocked kicks. Recruiting buzz: Harris’ dad played at Florida and the Gators have offered, along with Florida State and most recently LSU and South Carolina.
Derrick Henry, Yulee (Fla.)
Henry became the first 2013 five-star to commit when he pledged to the Bulldogs over the summer. The Jacksonville area native topped 2,600 yards and 30 touchdowns for the second consecutive year, rushing for 2,610 and 33 scores. Recruiting buzz: Committed to Georgia
Jalin Marshall, Middletown (Ohio)
The electric five-star athlete lined up as a dual threat quarterback for Middletown, and rushed for 1,972 yards and 20 touchdowns. Recruiting buzz: Ohio State is the early favorite.
Harrison Butker, Atlanta (Ga.) Westminster
Butker showed impressive leg strength as a junior, making 16-17 field goal attempts with nine being from 40 yards or more. Recruiting buzz: Auburn and Boston College have offered. Expect more soon.
Brice Ramsey, Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County
While not a punter first, Ramsey averaged over 40 yards per punt and placed 60-79 kickoffs in the endzone for a touchback. The four-star quarterback was also efficient under center for the 12-1 Wildcats, passing for 1,308 yards, 17 touchdowns, and only two interceptions. Recruiting buzz: committed to Georgia